Many times we are our harshest critics. We beat ourselves up for all the small things we could have done better. We beat ourselves up when the results are less than expected….usually expectations we set for ourselves. We can completely lose sight of appreciating that we are able to do what we enjoy and get fit along the way.
When things don’t go my way in the gym, I feel embarrassed, angry and disappointed. I know I could have done it or done it better and I question my decisions. I run the scenario over and over in my head trying to figure out what I could have done differently and I know I’m not alone. Many of us get angry or beat ourselves up when things don’t go our way in the gym. Especially if it happens more than once or twice in a short period of time.
My wife is usually quick to set me straight by reminding me “It truly is just a workout” and too “Not be so hard on myself”. She is obviously right..as usually.
I was able to get in my daily workout. It kicked my but (this is a good thing). And now I know what I need to work on. I think this is a thought process and advice we can all use. Focus on what you can do vs what you can’t or didn’t do. Focus on the fact that you get to move your body in a beneficial way and THAT is what matters most. Something is better than nothing, always and that is what true health, fitness and consistency is all about.
-Matthew Kirkendall Head Coach/Owner